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Summer Arts program to begin June 2

“The Roots of Hip Hop” is this year’s theme for the Kahilu Theatre and Lavaroots Performing Arts Summer Arts program, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 2 to July 3, directed by Michál Anna Carrillo. During the month-long program, students will explore hip hop culture through drumming, African dance, capoeira, breakdance, soccer and art. Headline teacher is West African master percussionist/dancer Fara Tolno from Guinea, West Africa. Also featured is Waimea’s Mario Hill instructing capoeira, Grady Sullivan teaching breakdancing, and Bonnie Cherni teaching origami. The students will also have the opportunity to work and play in mural art, street wear, art boards and more, with talented artists Jan Salerno and Starr Anastasio. And we are bringing back the amazing Chef Rio Miceli and guest chefs, who create delicious healthy culinary delights with the students.

We are also excited to offer a new element of sports, with soccer mornings once a week, all a part of the crossover and fusion that has come out of hip hop culture and its roots. For the sixth year in a row, the group will partner with Mala’ai Gardens, giving the students the opportunity to spend two days a week enjoying and learning in the garden.

Also featured, are outdoor and educational field trips, including sailing and a visit to the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii. For more information email and to register call Alva at 885-­6868, between 9 a.m.-­12 p.m.